My little Walter

My little Walter
Walter, Pedrito and Dulcinea

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Early supper

Monday afternoon I could tell that Walter was restless.  Went to visit him...to calm him down...pulled him some fresh grass.  He quickly ate it and wanted more. Decided to go back to the house and pick some from our yard.


It was about 7:30 p.m. and I usually do not feed him this early but what the heck.


After the grass, I fed him his mature horse pellets which he loves.  He had just finished his supper when his owner drove up.  I ducked behind the cinder block fence until he went into the house which seemed like a long time!

I then made a mad dash to mom's house.  Kept an eye on him from the kitchen window. Was glad I had fed him as his owners never did tonight.

As far a Ralph is concerned...he has not come around since the last post :-(

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Walter and Ralph together

Wednesday morning I went to take out the trash and then to see Walter.  Tuesday night was the grand finale of my foreign soap opera so I did not go check on him that evening.


I noticed that the dirt in his corral was wet...then it dawned on me...it must of rained during the night. He was eating as someone had fed him but why oh why do they forget to water him?  It made me feel guilty not knowing how long he had been without this precious liquid :(


I called out to him but he ignored me...he does not like to be disturbed when he is eating.  So I decided I would come back later and offer him some liquid gold.

Lord and behold Ralph was waiting for me, meowing and meowing wanting to be fed. Guess my neighbor did not feed him this morning.  I don't think I have seen him in over a week.  He was starving!  He ate a lot and he too was thirsty!


After a while I filled up a gallon jug and headed back to the corral.  Ralph decided to follow.


Leilani wanted a picture of Walter and Ralph together.  This is the best I could do...at least they are in the same shot :)



I offered Walter my gallon jug after he finished eating but he refused it.  Alright Walter, I have not slept all night and I might not be back till this afternoon...I warned...no response, lol!

Ralph looked like he too was ready for bed and we both left. Actually I did not go to bed until 11:20 a.m. and slept till 4:00 p.m.  I went to check on him and someone had uprighted the blue barrel but it was empty...it wasn't anywhere near the water hose but it was good enough for the cops (what cops?) not to see a down barrel.  Today the temperature reached 93 degrees.

This was taken from the far corner. That is a shadow on
the barrel not the water level.  Note where the white
 water hose is to the left of the picture, that is where the barrel should be

I took him six gallons and was about to take him two more when I saw that worthless teenager going in the corral around 6:30 p.m. and moving the barrel to where it should be and filling it up.  In this case over-filling it in an already soggy and damp corral.


Then he surprised me by feeding him twice in one day.  Maybe he felt guilty of not having filled his water barrel on such a hot day?


Ralph was very tired this afternoon after eating supper and decided to take another nap...this time on top of dad's old car.


Gave him some more water and was surprised he once again drank quite a bit.


I was cleaning up around the yard and he supervised me,  For a young cat...he sure is lazy!